UVA’s own incoming librarian John Unsworth is one of several librarians moving into new positions featured in the June 19 Chronicle of Higher Education article “3 Librarians Bring Skills in Preservation and Technological Innovation to Their New Top Roles.” Citing Mr. Unsworth’s advocacy of “using computing tools to create new approaches to studying” digital texts, the Chronicle calls him a pioneer in digital humanities.
Unsworth earned a Ph.D. in English from UVA in 1988 and worked from 1993 to 2003 as director of UVA’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Most recently he served as Brandeis University’s vice provost, librarian, and chief information officer before accepting the UVA position. The article quotes him as saying, “Virginia’s library has a long history of real engagement in the technology of information.”
Unsworth will assume his duties as UVA librarian and dean of libraries on June 25, succeeding interim University Librarian Martha Sites.
Read the full article:
3 Librarians Bring Skills in Preservation and Technological Innovation to Their New Top Roles (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 6/19/2016)